NAVA 44 (2010)

Hilton Garden Inn Arcadia/Pasadena Area, Arcadia (Los Angeles), California USA
October 8–10, 2010

Meeting flag description, proportions and designers from Flag Research Quarterly 11: The Flags of NAVA

NAVA 44 flag: full size image

Meeting hosts: Peter A. Ansoff, Hugh L. Brady, Edward B. Kaye, Anne M. Platoff, Gustavo Tracchia, and William J. Trinkle

Significant Event

This was the last annual meeting attended by Whitney Smith+ Ph.D., LF, FF, WSF, FFI, FVAST. At this meeting, President Emeritus Smith announced his intention to transfer the Flag Research Center Collection to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin.


The Selection of the NAVA 44 Flag, Peter A. Ansoff, Va.

Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: A Look at Some Vexing, Vexilliary Vexillisms, James J. Ferrigan III, Nev.

The “Cinco de Mayo” Flag Flap: Rights, Power, and Identity, Scot M. Guenter Ph.D., LF, FF, WSF, Calif.

Utah’s Mammoth Statehood Flag, John M. Hartvigsen, Utah

Flag Symmetry Workshop, Christopher Maddish, Pa.

Creation, Significance, Evolution, and Display of the Camerounian Flag, Louis Maxime Meka Meka, Cameroon.

The USS Port Royal Flag: A 21st Century American Naval Battle Ensign, Edward Mooney, Jr. M.A., Calif.

The “Forward Russia” Flag: Examining the Changing Use of the Bear as a Symbol of Russia, Anne M. Platoff M.S., M.A., Calif.

The Treasures of the Flag Research Center, Whitney Smith+ Ph.D., LF, FF, FFI and Carol Salvo, Mass.

Flags of the Civil Air Patrol, Dean Thomas, Ark.

Awards and Honors

Honorary Membership (for distinguished service to the Association): John M. Purcell+ Ph.D., FF, WSF

Captain William Driver Award: John M. Hartvigsen; Louis Maxime Meka Meka (Honorable Mention)